As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads across the globe, the disease is projected to take an immense human toll on Sub-Saharan Africa, infecting at least 110 million people in the region. The immediate…

Amy Copley, Alison Decker, Fannie Delavelle |

Alors que le COVID-19 (coronavirus) se propage à travers le monde, il est attendu que la maladie ait de graves répercussions humaines en Afrique subsaharienne, avec au moins 110 millions de…

Amy Copley, Alison Decker, Fannie Delavelle |

Last month, I attended the International Family Planning Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, where policymakers from across the world gathered to strategize about ways to achieve a demographic dividend—…

Annette Dixon |

Le mois dernier, j’ai participé à la Conférence internationale sur la planification familiale à Kigali, au Rwanda. Des responsables politiques du monde entier étaient réunis pour se pencher sur…

Annette Dixon |

In Ethiopia, women account for a disproportionate share of the unbanked, and the gap is widening. Photo: Binyam Teshome/World Bank The World Bank Group (WBG), with private and public sector…

Mengistu Bessir |

Photo: Carol Mitchell | Flickr Creative Commons As the backbone of development, infrastructure provides vital support for the twin goals of poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Considering the…

Caren Grown |

Since the beginning of time, women have been at a disadvantage when looking for financial loans. One reason is that women have less control over land and assets that can be used as traditional…

Malcolm Ehrenpreis |

Women are less productive farmers than men in Sub-Saharan Africa. A new evidence-based policy report from the World Bank and the ONE Campaign, Leveling the Field: Improving Opportunities for Women…

Michael O’Sullivan |